The Commission of Veterans Affairs provides assistance to Marion County veterans who were discharged under Honorable Conditions and/or their family members.

  Marion County, Iowa Veterans Affairs

Marion County Veterans Affairs Commissioners:
Jodi Marti, Knoxville; Donald Zoutte, Knoxville; Al Van Zee, Pella.

The Commission of Veterans Affairs provides assistance to Marion County veterans who were discharged under Honorable Conditions and/or their family members. Veterans need to have served 90 consecutive days of active Federal service.


Vietnam War 50th Commemoration "A Time To Honor"

Vietnam War 50th Commemoration "A Time To Honor" books are now available to pick up.

If you are a Vietnam veteran who served in Vietnam bring a copy of your DD214 to my office to receive your book. My office is located in the Courthouse, 1st floor by the drinking fountain. There are a limited number of books that I have received so this will be a first come first served basis.

Mike Kuhn, Marion County Veterans Affairs Tel: 641-828-2201

Help with the following needs is available, subject to eligibility guidelines:
Rent or mortgage payments
Food and provisions
Medical and dental assistance
Prescription medication
Burial assistance
Grave markers

The Veterans Affairs department also provides assistance to ALL veterans and/or their family members in applying for federal benefits and other veterans aid, which include but are not limited to:
Service connected disability compensation
Special monthly compensation
Non-service connected pension
Surviving spouse pension
Aid & attendance/housebound
Military records upgrade and military records replacement
Agent Orange/PTSD/Desert Storm Sickness/Type II Diabetes/HepC
Application for VA HealthCare System
Application for admission to the Iowa Veterans Home
All other federal programs for which veterans and/or dependents may be eligible

For those who wish to register with the VA Medical Center in Des Moines, please choose one of the following three options:

Click here to obtain the forms on the VA website;
Call the VA Medical Center at 1-800-294-8387 to request the forms; or
Contact the Marion County VA Director at (641) 828-2201 to obtain the forms.

Arlington National Cemetery

The official web site of the Arlington National Cemetery offers not only a wealth of information about the Cemetery but also includes the ability to search for individuals interned in the Cemetery, and to download information about the individual and photos of the headstones. There is also a mapping application to assist in locating and getting directions to an individual plot. Apps for mobile devices are also available.

Official Arlington National Cemetery Website

Marion County Iowa Commission of Veterans Affairs

Department Head Name:
Michael L. Kuhn, SGM, Ret. [email protected]

Address of Veterans
Affairs office:
214 E Main Street
Knoxville Iowa 50138

Hours Office is open:
Monday - Friday
8:00 A.M - 4:30 P.M.
Closed 12:00 - 1:00 for lunch

Phone Number:
(641) 828-2201

FAX Number:
(641) 828-7251

Veteran's Affairs Forms:
Downloadable forms used in the Veterans Affairs office

Veteran's Affairs Links:

Iowa Department of Veteran's Affairs

United States Department of Veterans Affairs

Other Related Links:

Career Resources for Veterans

American Legion

Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW)

Veteran assistance for Mesothelioma and other asbestos-related diseases:

Mesothelioma Diagnosis


Shoreline of Red Rock Lake in Marion County, Iowa

Cordova Observation Tower

Visit the Marion County Parks!

Wooden coal miner statue in Memorial Park